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A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

Italy Architecture News - Apr 30, 2018 - 02:44   15642 views

A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

In Piacenza, a city located in Emilia Romagna, Northen Italy, there is singular residence in the heart of the main square of the city, Piazza Duomo, with a privileged view of the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

A flat that roused our curiosity for its simple, clean style and attention to detail. Giovanna Cavalli is the architect, the creator of the restoration who so expertly and successfully responded to the artistic character of the flat’s owners: Mauro Sargiani, writer and creator of artisanal furniture, and Claudia Losi, an internationally recognised artist.

A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

From the very first moment, the house reflects its light-filled spaces and large windows standing out in all their beauty, thanks to the wrought iron grilles in Art Nouveau style.

A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

Casa Emilia presents an Italian home style living in all of its uniqueness; its rooms are graced with furniture designed specially by the owner, and even the pivoting doors are the fruit of his genius. The spaces are made to seem especially spacious through the decision to maintain a minimalist taste for the furnishings. It is an elegance that brings to mind modern design collecting.

A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

The walls are white and wood is the preferred material, in harmony with the floors covered in colourful ceramic and “cementine” tiles that the architect Giovanna Cavalli was able to masterfully salvage, as with the old ceiling vaults. 

A singular renovation in the heart of the historical city center of Piacenza

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